WNY’s rising mocktail scene fueled by enthusiasm for sober way of life

Andrew Krumm of Buffalo, aka “Mister Mocktail,” is throwing what he believes to be the realm’s first sober drag occasion this weekend.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — With quite a few occasions round city each weekend that revolve round craft beer, wine, and cocktails, it is no query why the Queen Metropolis has lengthy been known as a “consuming city.” 

Nevertheless, there is a rising social scene taking place in Buffalo, fueled by enthusiasm for a sober way of life and non-alcoholic drinks. 

“Once I first stopped consuming three years in the past, I barely noticed non-alcoholic choices on the menus, not to mention simply out there in eating places,” Andrew Krumm advised 2 On Your Facet. He runs the favored Instagram account, Mister Mocktail. 

“Since I’ve began this and simply assembly totally different individuals and type of retaining updated on the business, it is grown tremendously,” he mentioned.  

Krumm give up alcohol in 2020, and began his journey to attach with individuals over non-boozy drinks.  

“It is simply me type of discovering my journey with my very own sobriety, whereas providing you with choices of the place to go.” 

Krumm admits whereas it may be a problem in Buffalo, there was a whole lot of progress. 

“We’re a consuming metropolis, and you can begin seeing like eating places even have a full thought out mocktail menu, which is admittedly thrilling.” 

One of many mocktail locations on Krumm’s record is the brand new Twin Petrels Seltzer Firm on Niagara Road. Krumm is working with the Sober One Six group to placed on what he believes is a first-of-its-kind occasion there this weekend. 

“On February eleventh from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., we will have a drag present mingle,” he mentioned. “Mainly what that’s, is a non-alcoholic occasion to simply get everybody collectively to mingle for February.” 

Even the performers are sober. 

“They’re all non-drinking drag queens, in order that’s actually thrilling too,” Krumm mentioned. “I wished to start out off this occasion, if that is the primary one, I wished to showcase which you could even be concerned in nightlife and never drink as effectively.” 

Tickets to the Sober Drag Present Mingle $20 on the door and embrace one free mocktail. 

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